Golf Canada’s Dunning to be recognized by alma matter

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Leslie Dunning (Golf Canada/ Julie Bernard)

WATERLOO – Golf Canada’s Leslie Dunning will be recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by the University of Waterloo – a recognition presented to alumni who are making significant contributions to the University, their professions and their communities – at an event taking place on the school’s campus March 3, 2016.

Dunning is beginning her 8th year on the Board of Directors of Golf Canada, this year serving as vice president. In 2015, she chaired a working group focused on enhancing Golf Canada’s volunteer services and nominations processes. She was a member of the Amateur Competitions and Professional Championships Committees, as well as the Compensation Committee.

She has previously chaired the Provincial Council and both the Governance and Human Resources Committees. She is a Past President of Alberta Golf and has served on various boards at the local, provincial and national levels. She is a member of Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary and Bigwin Island Golf Club in Muskoka.

She was employed in many parts of the country and in a variety of senior leadership roles for the Canadian Red Cross over 36 years. She is currently focused on family and volunteer commitments, as well as improving her golf game. She holds a BSc. (Geology) from the University of Waterloo; an MBA from Queen’s University and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Leslie lives in Calgary with her husband Neill. They have three children, who are all active golfers. In 2014, they welcomed their first grandchild whom they look forward to introducing to golf in the next few years.

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